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The Impatient Gardener

Posted by mrssmythe on June 25, 2018 in Garden |

Several weeks back, I had the idea to plant Morning Glories near the base of the front porch. I thought it would be nice to have them wind their way up the support beams and make what I hoped would be a lovely display later in the summer. So, I bought a packet of seeds, […]

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Signs of Spring

Posted by mrssmythe on March 29, 2018 in Garden, Seasons |

I was both happy and dismayed to see signs of Spring in the front yard this morning. Happy, because it will be so nice to see the plants and leaves return. (Those are the tiger lilies, by the way). Happy, too, because I’m ready to be warm again. (Those are the sedum). But maybe a tiny […]

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A Lazy Fourth…plus Odds and Ends

Posted by mrssmythe on July 4, 2017 in Books, Cooking, Crafting, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

We’re enjoying a warm, lazy Fourth of July here in Western Massachusetts – nothing on the agenda besides hamburgers and the finishing touches on a room swap we started on Monday (vacuuming corners, putting books back on shelves, that sort of thing). The past week has been equally (and pleasantly) low-key. I finished and framed a […]

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My Grandmother’s Favorite Flower

Posted by mrssmythe on June 18, 2016 in Crafting, Garden |

It’s here! The first tiger lily of the season. This one isn’t in my yard, though. It’s near a neighbor’s house. I spotted it while walking the dogs. It’s in a fairly protected area, and I think that may account for its early appearance. My own tiger lilies are getting close to blooming, and it […]

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This Week

Posted by mrssmythe on June 20, 2015 in Critters, Garden, libraries, On the Home Front, Seasons |

Things worth noting this week: 1. CPT America stopped in at the local library. Okay – so maybe not the CPT America you were expecting, but CPT America none-the-less.The library was kicking off its summer reading program and there were hero cut-outs everywhere. Of course, this one was my favorite. 2. The smoke bush near Main Street […]

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